Last Updated on 14th January 2021

The living room is one of the most important rooms in our homes.

It’s where we watch TV, entertain, and play games with the kids. It’s also the room we host, unless it is a luxury home where there is a separate TV room, a separate lounge, a children’s playroom, an adult playroom and so on.

If you want to upgrade your living room this year, there are lots of ways to do so. If you’re trying to get a luxe vibe. residents of luxury homes are also usually assisted by hired designers and architects. To get more inspiration you may want to look at Scenario Architecture

Let’s take a look at the main way you can upgrade your living room.

Focus On Seating

Inside the living room, the seating system is the main piece, and therefore any upgrade of a living room includes first and foremost the purchase of a new seating system (sofas, as well as armchairs).

And the possibilities are almost endless, starting with the classic three-seater sofa, two-seater and a single armchair (3 + 2 + 1), (a look that is disappearing)

Or one long sofa, with or without a chaise longue, a pull-out sofa that turns into a bed, recliners – a pull-out sofa that turns into a personal TV armchair.

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Setting a budget

On this issue, it is difficult to set a budget. This is the kind of expense that you will almost always exceed the budget you have thought of, mainly because of the huge selection and variety offered to consumers in this area.

There will always be a slightly more comfortable sofa with a small price, and if you insist on a certain colour, it will cost you a little more. But, it is very important to know – in recent years large and good companies offer their products also through the Internet.


The first thing to do before you go shopping for sofas is to measure the living room and plan where the seating system will be placed considering the size of the living room.

In most leading furniture stores you can enlist the help of the salesperson, who will create a computerized simulation of the room with the seating system of your choice. However, you should draw on a sheet of paper your living room and where you planned to place the seating system and show the page to the salesperson.

You need to use your space well, so think about if you want to let light in and what type of curtains will do that. What lighting will illuminate the space and keep it cosy and stylish at night?

Also, consider the other things, such as will your TV be wall-mounted, or are you looking to create a focal point with the fireplace? What accessories do you want? 

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What is suitable for a small living room?

In a small living room, you’ll need to play around with space and lighting. Things that fold away, and open windows that let light in. Mirrors also help to make your space look bigger.  

In this case, home design experts recommend purchasing a seating system consisting of one large item such as a “reish” shaped sofa, or a folding chaise longue.

For a small living room, it’s also better to choose a low seating system rather than a system with high backrests, whose presence in a small space is really oppressive. It’s time to get creative in your living room! 

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